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Demoncracy Now! Broadcasts Newly Discovered 1964 MLK Speech

Martin Luther King - March on Washington colorized photo, 28 August 1963.
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Martin Luther King - March on Washington colorized photo, 28 August 1963.

Days before he received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech in London about civil rights, segregation, and apartheid in South Africa.

"In a Democracy Now! and Pacifica Radio Archives exclusive, we air a newly discovered recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On December 7, 1964, days before he received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, King gave a major address in London on segregation, the fight for civil rights and his support for Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. The speech was recorded by Saul Bernstein, who was working as the European correspondent for Pacifica Radio. Bernstein’s recording was recently discovered by Brian DeShazor, director of the Pacifica Radio Archives."

​More at democracynow.org